Buffalo Sabres (6-22-4) vs. Boston Bruins (16-8-5)
Puck Drop: 1:00 PM EST | TD Garden | Boston, MA
Radio: WGR 550
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Record: (16-8-4) | 37 PTS
Division Ranking: 4th in East Division
PP: 7th (25.0%)
PK: 1st (89.5%)
What to Watch
1. New Lineup
The Sabres will have to mix up their lineup again today. Eric Staal was traded to the Montreal Canadiens yesterday, so they have a hole to fill at center. Dylan Cozens will likely go back to playing center after being on the wing last game.
Riley Sheahan, Curtis Lazar, and Cody Eakin will be the three centers on the roster behind him. Yikes...
2. Avoiding 17
They’ll look to avoid losing their 17th straight game this afternoon. There appears to be no end in sight for this winless streak with the injuries, trades, and lack of scoring. The good news is they face the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday and Wednesday next week. That could be their chance to snap the streak.
Honestly, it’s hard to even guess at this point. We’ll find out who is in the lineup today in warmups or when Don Granato speaks later this afternoon.
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Nick Ritchie - David Krejci - Craig Smith
Anders Bjork - Charlie Coyle - Karson Kuhlman
Trent Frederic - Greg McKegg - Chris Wagner
Matt Grzelcyk - Charlie McAvoy
Jakub Zboril - Connor Clifton
Jarred Tinordi - Steve Kampfer
Starting Goaltender: Jaroslav Halak (unconfirmed)